Event Preview: August 9th, 3rd Annual H&L Motorsports 25
WHEELERSBURG, OH-It will be a big night of racing at the Southern Ohio Speedway on Friday, August 9th for the “3rd Annual H&L Motorsports 25” featuring the OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars, an $800 to win Modified special, GCP Engines Sport Mods presented by Tomahawk Race Cars, Pure Stocks, and Enduros. This will also be the final points race for the Modifieds, Sport Mods, and Pure Stocks.
OVSCA 410 Sprint Car Preview
It is always something to see when the OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars invade SOS. The 410 Sprints reach remarkable speeds on the 4/10ths mile track and put on some of the most exciting racing of the season. The last time the OVSCA 410 Sprints were at the track back in June, Kory Crabtree and Jimmy Stinson were side by side for the lead until disaster struck when the lap car of Rick Fraley hit the wall in front of the leaders, collecting Stinson, Adam Strausser, and Nathan Skaggs in what was a nasty wreck that resulted in Fraley getting upside down. All drivers were ok. Crabtree went on to win.
In addition to winning the June race, Crabtree won last years H&L Motorsports 25 and will be going for his third straight OVSCA win at SOS on Friday. Jimmy Stinson, the track record holder with a lap time of 14.125 at an average speed of 114.69 mph, will be looking for redemption after the accident in the June race while going for the win. Meanwhile, Jim Nier, the winner of the first H&L Motorsports 25, will be looking to reach SOS victory lane yet again on Friday as he finished second in the June race after leading the first 14 laps. It should be an excellent show on Friday with the winged warriors of the OVSCA!
The Modified show during the second week in August has traditionaly been one of the best Modified shows of the season at SOS as several tracks usually take this weekend off. This year, additional money will be on the line as the Modifieds will pay $800 to win and $110 to start. Last Friday, Jeremy Rayburn took the $800 feature win and wrapped up his second SOS Modified track championship in a row. J. P. Roberts was impressive in his first ever SOS appearance as he finished second last week. Doug Adkins, Todd Robinson, and Rick Hensley, three drivers who have been fast all season, placed third fourth, and fifth last week. Friday will be the final points race for the Modified division as all eyes will focus on the battle for second in points between Brian Skaggs and Doug Adkins. Skaggs currently holds a 30 point lead on Adkins.
GCP Engines Sport Mod presented by Tomahawk Race Cars Preview
All eyes this Friday will be on what is a very tight points battle for the 2013 Sport Mod track championship that will come down to the wire on Friday. Danny Hamilton currently leads the point standings with Eric Dennison 15 points behind and Colten Wright 65 points behind. Any one of those drivers could walk away with the championship on Friday. Here are the clinching scenarios for each driver:
Danny Hamilton clinches by finishing in front of Eric Dennison and Colten Wright, or by finishing no worse than 3 positions behind Dennison and 13 positions behind Colten Wright.
Eric Dennison clinches by finishing 4 positi…ons ahead of Danny Hamilton and 10 positions ahead of Colten Wright.
Colten Wright clinches by finishing 14 positions ahead of Danny Hamilton and 11 positions ahead of Eric Dennison.
Pure Stock Preview
Barry Brisker has already clinched the 2013 SOS Pure Stock track championship and will be looking to keep his perfect wins streak alive on Friday. The car count has risen in this class the past two weeks as that is a very positive sign heading into the 2014 season for the class.
Track officials have gave the Enduro drivers a different, challenging track each week with the way they have applied the water to the track. The first week, the track was watered heavily all the way around. The second week, a streak of water was put around the bottom of the track and a streak in the upper-middle groove. Last week, water was put on the track in zig-zags. What type of challenge will track officials make this week? Phil Cox has won all three of the weekly Enduro races and will be looking for four in a row on Friday.
Times and Admission Prices
Gates will open at 4:00 pm on Friday with hot laps starting the nights action at 7:30 pm. General admission is $12 (ages 17 and up), $5 (ages 13-16), $2 (ages 7-12), and free (ages 6 and under). Pit passes are $25 (ages 13 and up), $15 (ages 7-12), and free (ages 6 and under). For more information visit www.southernohiospeedway.com.